Board of Registration in Nursing. Module 2: Standards for Conduct 244 CMR 9.00. Trust. The citizens of Massachusetts and the United States have a great deal of trust in nurses.
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The Massachusetts Board
of Registration in Nursing
has determined that it is in
the best interest of the
public to ensure the
applicant meets the Good
requirement prior to authorizing
a Registered Nurse to practice
in the Advanced Role.
Massachusetts General Law chapter 112, sections 74, 74A, and 76 specifies all applicants for initial nursing licensure in Massachusetts must demonstrate compliance with the GoodMoral Character requirement.
Licensed nurses in Massachusetts who fulfill the Good Moral Character requirement are honest, trustworthy, accountable, reliable, have integrity, and are able to distinguish between right and wrong. They also avoid aggression to self and others, and avoid injustice and deceit.
The Board of Registration in Nursing requires all applicants to answer six (6) questions related to criminal convictions and/or disciplinary actions by a licensure or certification body.
The applicant may be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) form, which is a criminal background check, based on the responses to the six (6) Good Moral Character questions on the licensure application.
A complete list of specific crimes requiring mandatory permanent exclusion from licensure is available at the Board of Registration website
Defines the standards for all nurses licensed by the Board
30 words or statements that form the foundation of nursing regulations
9.03: STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR NURSES
Consists of 47 declarative statements regarding nursing practice and the expectation of how the nurse will implement SAFE & EFFECTIVE CARE
Review entire regulation!
Example of the standards related to daily practice include (but are not limited to):
Action on Complaints
Non-Disciplinary – not public record
Disciplinary – Remains as public record
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